Obituary: Kelley W. Foster


Kelley W. Foster, 87 of Batesville died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020.

He was born Nov. 19, 1933, in Sulphur Rock, Arkansas to George and Ida Kelley Foster.  He was retired from National Welding Supply in Batesville, a U.S. Army Veteran, and a member of North Heights Church of Christ where he served as a Deacon for several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Helen Foster, and two brothers, Frank Foster and George Foster.

Survivors include his wife Shirley Compton Foster of the home; two sons, Chris Foster  (Marcy) and Dwayne Foster both of Batesville; three daughters, Genie Clark (Greg) of Batesville, Ramona Long (Scott) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Amanda Foster of Fayetteville; one sister, Jo Edgin of Batesville; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Moser, Amber Foree, Hannah Rodriguez, Chloe Foster, Malaki Foster, Heaven Foster Sewell, Prentice Mallott and Eric McGee; nine great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the Kyler Cemetery at Southside with arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Greg Clark, Chris Foster, Dwayne Foster, Peyton Weaver, Rick Jones, and Dan Compton.

Honorary pallbearers are Bob Burns and James Kidd.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Children’s Homes Inc., 5515 Walcott Rd., Paragould, AR 72450 or St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St  Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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